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Asteroid flyby: How to watch the largest asteroid flyby of the year


As the asteroid sails away into the solar system, the Virtual Telescope Project will host its live stream, kicking off on its website at 4am GMT on March 22.

The Virtual Telescope Project Said: “March 21, 2021, the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 231937 (2001 FO32) will have a close, but safe, encounter with us, coming at about 2 millions kilometres from the Earth.

“The potentially hazardous asteroid (231937) 2001 FO32 has an estimated diameter in the range 770 to 1700 meters, this will make it quite bright around the time of the fly-by, so it will be visible through small instruments, mainly from the Southern hemisphere.

“The Virtual Telescope Project will show it live, online, a few hours after the fly-by, when it will be much fainter and barely visible from the Northern hemisphere, at dawn.





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